Chris Hughton, a professional football manager and former player, has been appointed to lead the Black Stars, Ghana’s national football team.
On Sunday, February 12, 2023, the GFA released a statement announcing the appointment.
Additionally, his appointment comes after the resignation of former coach Otto Addo, who left his position after the Black Stars were eliminated from the World Cup competition.
After being appointed in March, Addo headed the team with help from George Boateng, Mas-Ud Didi Dramani, and Hughton serving as the group’s technical advisor.
Hughton will take over as the Black Stars’ next manager, the Ghana FA has confirmed, more than a month after the position first became open.
A statement on the FA’s website read, “The Ghana Football Association has the pleasure to appoint Chris Hughton as Head Coach of the Black Stars following extensive deliberations between the two parties.
“The appointment is in line with the vision of the GFA to continue with the project of building a formidable squad that started with Otto Addo in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament.”
Boateng and Didi Dramani will continue to serve as the team’s assistant coaches, just as they did under Otto Addo’s tenure.